TOP SHOT: Kingaroy astronomer James Barclay managed to grab this snap of the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.
TOP SHOT: Kingaroy astronomer James Barclay managed to grab this snap of the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night. James Barclay

Storms cloud eclipse but bring widespread rain

STORMS may have hidden the super blue blood moon on Wednesday night - but some managed to see the rare spectacle through the clouds.

Kingaroy astronomer James Barclay managed to take a snap of the moon when it was about 85% within the Earth's shadow.

Mr Barclay said taking the photo was "hide and seek”.

"The cloud was coming and going. I was pretty stoked,” he said.

The lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon and blue moon for the first time in 150 years.

The storms covered the lunar eclipse but brought much-needed rain to the South Burnett.

About 40mm of rain fell at the Kingaroy Airport and hundreds of homes were left without power.

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